Jay Townsend is a speechwriter, debate coach, spokesperson, polltaker, television, print and radio advertising strategist, He has worked in four presidential campaigns, scores of U.S. Senate, Gubernatorial and Congressional races. Jay calls New York home but has worked on over 300 campaigns in 25 different states.
He has lectured on politics at the United States Military Academy, the Marketing Research Association, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, and numerous colleges and universities.
1. Do you use a MAC or a PC? PC – They are used in most campaigns.
2. What are your favorite technology? The internet and its effect on campaigns.
3. What is your favorite quote?Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. President Theodore Roosevelt
What are your favorite books? The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Profiles in Courage by Robert Kennedy & Atlas Shrugged by Ann Rand
5. What is the best advice you have ever received? Politics is a form of civil warfare. If you take a position you have to be able to look at your self in the mirror in the morning.
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